We Stand in Solidarity
The women of Professional Dimensions stand in solidarity with the peaceful protest of racism and stand against the ongoing brutality toward people of color. Today, we stand up for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the many who have come before them, including in our own Milwaukee community, Joel Acevedo and Dontre Hamilton.
Professional Dimensions is a voice for education and change that strengthens our Milwaukee community. As women leaders, we know the pain of discrimination—but we also know the power and hope of inclusive leadership.
Through our Charitable Fund, the members of Professional Dimensions have contributed $1.7M to local nonprofit organizations that improve the lives and economics of women, particularly women of color, including The Benedict Center, Meta House, Pearls for Teen Girls, The Dominican Center, Lissie’s Place, Pathfinders, Core El Centro, and the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.
In 2005, Professional Dimensions intentionally expanded its focus on inclusion and diversity, and in 2007, our Race Relations committee started initiatives to engage membership in education and connection as we created a call to action to lift up women of color in their struggle to achieve economic parity. In the years since then, Professional Dimensions' membership, leadership and programming have become more diverse, and have increasingly emphasized that race, gender and economic discrimination are connected, not separate, issues.
We have not been, and will not be, afraid to tackle difficult topics during difficult times. As our country faces the racial disparities, health inequities and institutional racism that exist, Professional Dimensions renews its commitment to recognize and identify these challenges as they occur, and to be a leader in fostering conversations that create better awareness and understanding.
For all members, please look for additional information about how our organization can continue to help our community take action against racism and toward a more just society in the coming days.
Judith Mouton, Board President
Jamie Pratt, President-Elect
Emily Phillips, Immediate Past President
Janet Slater, Charitable Fund Board Chair